NECC Knights First-Year Scholarship

First Year Knight’s Scholarship Award
The NECC Knight’s First-Year Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship, which is split over two semesters ($500 for fall 2024/$500 for spring 2025).

(The number of awards available vary.)


  • Applicants must be admitted to Northern Essex Community College
  • No GPA requirement to apply. Must earn a 2.5 GPA or above fall semester to receive funds spring semester
  • Thank you note must be written prior to scholarship being awarded
  • A degree seeking student intending to complete their Certificate and/or Associate Degree at NECC
  • Must enroll in 6 or more credits in each fall and spring semester
  • A letter of recommendation from a coach, teacher, spiritual advisor, employer, etc. is required

(All student types: high school seniors, including those who have or are enrolled in Early College or Dual Enrolled courses, GED recipients, transfer students, veterans, and adult learners are welcome to apply.)